More and more, parties in commercial litigation find themselves before an arbiter or arbitration board to resolve disputes that might have otherwise gone to trial. Arbitration can favor one party or another – and in many cases, one party would rather not be in arbitration but is forced to do so via a contract and/or state or federal statute – and the rules of the road are quite different than in court, so it is important to work with an attorney who has the skills and experience to win victory for you and/or your business in arbitration.
Pasadena business litigation attorney Andrew Ritholz has over three decades of experience in representing the interests of individuals and business entities in all aspects of business litigation, including arbitration, and he and his team will put his skills to work for you in winning the best outcome in your business arbitration.
How Arbitrations Differ From Litigation
The primary difference between an arbitration and a courtroom trial is that an arbiter or board of arbiters will decide how your dispute should be resolved, as opposed to a judge and/or jury in a civil trial. Arbiters are often former judges, but may come from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.
Arbitration also differs in that it is not subject to the same evidentiary or procedural rules as the civil courts, and the process can work looser and faster than in civil court. Although arbitration is different from mediation, in that the decisions made by the arbiters are binding on both parties, the parties may be encouraged to work together to reach a mutually beneficial solution in arbitration.
How Our Attorneys Can Help In Your Arbitration
Because arbitration is often a faster-paced and unpredictable process than litigation, it is important to work with an attorney who has the years of experience in combining litigation, settlement, negotiation skills as well as the ability to understand what arbiters are looking for in awarding favorable outcomes.
With our over three decades of experience in resolving all types of business disputes across Southern California, the arbitration attorneys at The Law Offices of Andrew Ritholz, Inc., can work to defend and pursue your interests in all aspects of arbitration, including:
- Motions to demand arbitration
- Motions to defeat a demand for arbitration
- Pre-arbitration filings
- Discovery, including depositions and document requests/productions
- Hearings before the arbitration board
- Arbitration-related settlements and negotiations
Litigate Your Arbitration With the Help of a Pasadena Business Litigation Attorney
At The Law Offices of Andrew Ritholz, Inc. in Pasadena, CA, we have over 30 years of experience in representing individuals and business entities across Southern California in winning favorable outcomes in settlements, negotiations, arbitrations, and trials. If you are entering into the arbitration process or have reason to believe an arbitration is in your future, contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss winning legal strategies for your business.